How have you been?
Apparently I've been on hiatus. It wasn't really one of those things I DECIDED NOT to DO - writing. I just didn't make a point of DOING it and so it didn't happen. Like so many things...
But lately there have been a few times when I thought, "I NEED TO TELL THEM THIS" but then I remembered that I wasn't blogging any more and so I felt like I couldn't.
But then I KEEP getting the bill from my blogging service provider so I'm pretty sure I can.
Anyway, here's one of the things that happened to me today.
I need to have some windows replaced in my house. I called a contractor 10 months ago and apparently he sent the proposal so the wrong email address and I just realized it in May so I called his office and started working with his admin to get the contract, get it signed and schedule the work.
But then I went on a TRIP to Kentucky for a month and didn't have a printer or a fax machine so, oops.
Anyway, I'm back now and finally emailed the paperwork over last week but you can't email credit card numbers so I had to call today to pay for the work.
So I called today and asked the admin, "Did you get my paperwork?" Well honestly she sounded like she was walking around her kitchen in her slippers smoking a cigarette and she said, "I don't know. I'll check my email and get back to you."
Just as I was feeling a little concerned, she added, "My nephew was in a car accident last week and died and my *static-but-I-thought-she-said-cat* is in intensive care at Tufts. One more thing."
I was so horrified that I was disturbing this woman in her grief that I just started stuttering and saying, "ok, call me when you can."
And she said, "Ok I'll call you Friday" and then I got so discombobulated I just said, "I hope everything is okay with your nephew." and hung up.
And then I said to myself, "Oh My God. Her nephew DIED it's not going to be ok. I should have said CAT."
Good to know I'm not any suaver than the last time you saw me, isn't it.